The log days of summer are not far away, and chances are you will be willing to try anything in order to beat the heat. If your air conditioner is just not doing the trick, and your home feels warmer than ever, it might be time to consider using window treatments to help keep your home cool and comfortable. At Blinds Express & More, we provide clients with custom window treatment options that are designed to help keep their Apple Valley homes at an ideal temperature. People throughout the High Desert have found that the proper shades and drapes can help them achieve greater temperature control in their homes.
Blinds and Window Shades
Homeowners have several options when it comes to temperature control blinds and shades. For a temporary way to keep the heat out of the home, you can consider honeycomb blinds. These blinds are perfect for rooms where the sun comes directly through the windows, especially in those lingering afternoon hours. The honeycomb blinds quickly expand to cover the window and keep the heat out of the room.
Clients who want to invest in blinds that will work for them all year long can consider reversible blinds with a reflective surface on one side. The reflector side can be facing outward in the summer months so that the sun’s rays reflect off of the window treatments, keeping the room at just the right temperature. Then, as the weather gets colder, the blinds can be reversed, and the dark side will help draw heat into the room.
Of course, you also can consider exterior blinds for a more permanent solution to temperature control throughout the home.
Most people consider drapes and fabric treatments to be decorative rather than functional, but there are drapes that are designed to help control the temperature in a particular room. If you have rooms in your homes that face west or south, you should consider thermal drapes. These treatments, which are sometimes referred to as “blackout curtains,” block light from entering the room and, therefore, keep the room a cool, comfortable temperature. In addition, most of these drapes have an insulated layer to provide the homeowner with greater temperature control during June, July and August. Essentially, the thermal layer prevents heat from seeping in through the exterior structure of your house.
The experts at Blinds Express & More can help you create customized window treatments designed to meet your specific needs. Whether you live in a home that bakes in the sun all day, or your bedroom is situated so the setting sun cooks it each afternoon, you will want to find window treatments that will help you stay comfortable inside your house all summer long. Not only do we have plenty of functional options available, but we also specialize in creating temperature control treatments that are stylish. You won’t have to compromise your interior decor simply because you want your house to stay cool throughout the summer.
When you move into your home, you know that you need to make a few changes in order to make the place your own. While painting and purchasing new furniture will certainly bring a breath of fresh air into your house, it’s the window treatments that will put the finishing touches on the room. At Blinds Express & More, we specialize in creating custom window treatments just for you. Whether you live in Apple Valley or in another part of the High Desert region, we can create blinds, curtains or shutters specifically for your home. If you can dream it up, we can create it for you.
Window Treatment Ideas
For Curtains — Curtains are typically a decorative window treatment. They are not necessarily created to insulate your home, or to shield your windows from the wind. Keep this in mind when coming up with creative ideas for your curtains. Many homeowners choose to use a unique fabric for their curtains in order to put an artistic touch in the room. Your curtains can be created out of any type of fabric, from lightweight sheer fabric to heavier prints.
For Blinds — These days, many homeowners are choosing vertical blinds for their home. These blinds are classic but have a modern touch and are also functional and convenient. It is becoming more and more popular to choose colored vertical blinds for the home. For example, if you have a neutral room with black tones, you can choose grey vertical blinds to tie into the color scheme. Many people are finding that this is a great way to incorporate their own personal sense of style into their rooms in an unusual way. Of course, people can choose different colors for their mini blinds and Venetian blinds if that is more suited to their style.
For Shutters — In a previous time, shutters used to serve many different functional purposes. They would shield and protect the home and windows from dangerous weather, and they would also help to control the temperature of the home. While many homes today still have shutters, they are typically only there for decoration. Create shutters that match the color tones of your home. We can design shutters in all different shades of colors, allowing you to place shutters alongside your windows that match perfectly with the rest of your home’s exterior.
Now that, you have a few ideas to get you started, it’s time to come up with a game plan for what you want in your own home. Whether you are redoing your living room or renovating your master bedroom, you will want the perfect window treatments in order to complete the look of your home. Let our professional designers create something that no one else will have, something that is made to fit in your home. It will become the focal point of the room, tying in all of the other details and creating a masterpiece for you to live in each and every day.
In order to finish the interior design of your room, chances are you want to add either curtains or drapes to your windows. Choosing window treatments can be difficult as you want to pick a treatment that is both functional and beautiful. At Blinds Express & More, we offer the finest quality curtains and drapes for our customers in Apple Valley and the High Desert region. We feel it is important, though that our customers understand the differences between the two products before choosing what is right for their home and lifestyle.
Difference between Curtains and Drapes
Drapes are considered to be a more formal window treatment option, and should be used in formal settings such as a dining room or living room. Curtains, on the other hand, are the perfect everyday window treatment. Most people will find that curtains are the perfect addition to rooms such as the kitchen or family room. Curtains are also found in offices, restaurants and dormitories.
Curtains are generally used for aesthetic purposes while drapes can be used in a functional way and in a decorative way. Given the fact that drapes are made of long, heavy fabric, they can be used to keep heat in a particular room. This can help you save on heating costs as it is not easy for heat to escape the room through the windows. In addition, drapes provide an elegant touch to any room. Curtains for the most part, are used for decoration and help to finalize the look of the room.
Curtains are easier to maintain. Most curtains can be washed by the homeowner with their washing machine. Most curtains are washed on a delicate cycle to protect the fabric. However, drapes must be cleaned by a professional. Most people take their drapes to the dry cleaner on a regular basis because the dry cleaner knows how to care for the special fabric that is used on drapes.
Drapes are floor-length window treatments while most curtains are designed to hang just below the window sill. Because of the backing that is placed on the drapes, most drapes will hold their shape as they hang by your windows. Curtains are made to be free-flowing as many people want them to blow in the breeze on a warm spring day.
Sometimes it can be difficult to choose between curtains or drapes, so it is important to consider the overall look of the room before you make a final decision. If you are choosing treatments for a parlor in an elegant home, chances are you will want drapes to complete the look you are going for in the room. However, if you simply want to spruce up the interior design of your kitchen, curtains are probably the best choice for your room. The professionals at Blinds Express & More will work with you directly to help you make the best decision for your home. To find out more about the products we offer, contact us today.
Our customers at Express Blinds have come to expect a level of professionalism from our employees that they can’t find anywhere else. We pride ourselves on our ability to work with our High Desert customers in order to find them the perfect window treatments for their homes and for their lifestyles. When a customer from Victorville approaches us regarding a desire for natural light in their home, we know just the right blinds to point out. The following tips will help you narrow down what you are looking for before you order your own blinds.
Tips for Choosing Blinds
Take a good look at the room you will be adding blinds to in your home. Think about how you want to accent the room, and recognize that window treatments can make a big impact on the overall appearance. If you want a room to look larger and give it more height, consider choosing vertical blinds. To add an artistic focal point, the best choice is often faux wood blinds as they set your room apart from the others in the home.
Make sure to keep safety a priority. If you have young children or pets in your home, you will want to avoid blinds with long dangling cords, ropes and ties. These can pose a choking hazard and a strangulation hazard. Our motorized window treatments provide plenty of cordless options that are also fashionable and stylish. You won’t have to give up the look you want simply because safety is at the forefront of your mind.
Consider how dark you want the room to be when the blinds are shut. For instance, if you are adding treatments to a living room you likely don’t need it to be completely dark when you shut your blinds. The best choice might be blinds with larger slats. However, if you are purchasing blinds for windows in a child’s bedroom, you likely will need darkness in the room during nap time. Micro mini blinds would be the best choice in this particular situation.
Don’t forget to think about cleaning your new blinds. Blinds have been known to collect dust, and if you don’t have the time to do routine maintenance on your blinds, you will want to choose a set that will collect less. For instance, opt to have anti-static treatment applied to your blinds. This protects them and prevents the dust from forming.
Choosing window treatments for any room can be overwhelming, but the professionals at Blinds Express and More are here to help. Simply contact us and tell us about the room you will be working with at that time. We’d love to help you pick out the blinds that are perfect for you.
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